Not Everyone's Happy, Though

Anglican Communion “Approves” Of US Gay Stance

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Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams and friends accept the American Episcopal branch’s gay restraint.

In a report published last night, the Joint Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion writes:

The Communion seems to be converging around a position which says that while it is inappropriate to proceed to public rites of blessing of same-sex unions and to the consecration of bishops who are living in sexual relationships outside of Christian marriage, we need to take seriously our ministry to gay and lesbian people inside the Church and the ending of discrimination, persecution and violence against them.

Not all Anglicans stand behind Williams. Besides Peter Akinola’s Global South movement, which would like nothing more than queer banishment, a number of other leaders are disappointed in Williams’ soft stance.